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Dinner & Discussion

On the second Friday of each month, join your CST family at the Rabbi’s Tisch (table) in lieu of regular Friday night Shabbat Services.

  Come at 6:15 PM to start with Kiddush and a catered communal dinner; $12 suggested donation per guest, RSVP required.

Or gather around a tisch at 7:00 PM for Shabbat blessings and prayers (including Kaddish), and the special evening program. 


Upcoming Rabbi's Tisches

All Events
  • Friday ,
    AugAugust  13 , 2021
    Rabbi's Tisch with Alexis Boutin, Ph.D.

    Friday, Aug 13th 6:15p to 7:30p
    In the last ten years, the archaeology of ancient Israel has been revolutionized by the use of new technologies to locate archaeological sites, and recover and analyze evidence from the past. This has led to remarkable discoveries about past lives and lifeways in ancient Israel and the southern Levant more broadly. Join us to learn about recent exciting finds from drone-based reconnaissance, 3D scanning and mapping, and ancient DNA analysis.


  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  10 , 2021
    Shabbat Shuvah - Rabbi's Tisch with Rabbi George and Cantorial Soloist Erica Wisner

    Friday, Sep 10th 6:15p to 8:00p
    Rabbi George and Erica Wisner will offer teachings and song to open the heart and prepare the soul for the new year. This service will be held at Congregation Shomrei Torah.


  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  8 , 2021
    Rabbi's Tisch with Malka Osserman

    Friday, Oct 8th 6:15p to 7:30p
    In her talk Malka will explore the different emotional, spiritual social effects of growing up in children houses and not by a nuclear family. She will explore the historical necessity of raising children communally in the absence of a support system for the young pioneers on the kibbutz.


  • Friday ,
    NovNovember  12 , 2021
    Rabbi's Tisch with Barbara Lesch McCaffry

    Friday, Nov 12th 6:15p to 8:00p
    Barbara Lesch McCaffry will be speaking about the role of the Alliance in preventing the escalation of prejudice into genocide and the annual lecture series on the Holocaust and Genocide at Sonoma State University now entering its 39 th year. She will be joined by Rachel Sibley.


  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2021
    Rabbi Michael Robinson Memorial Lecture with David Goodman

    Friday, Dec 10th 6:15p to 8:00p
    Our country is based on a few myths: If you go to school, get a job, and work hard, everything is going to be ok. Every day, we meet thousands of people who challenge those myths.


  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  14 , 2022
    Rabbi's Tisch with Daniel Lienau, Art Conservationist

    Friday, Jan 14th 6:15p to 8:00p
    A retrospective of Max Pollak's remarkable color aquatints, from his time as a student and then a World War I official artist of the Austrian Army, his time in Vienna, and his portraits of friends (including Sigmund Freud) and the Modern Dance world of the 1920s, to his travels throughout Europe and the Holy Land in the late 1920s and again in the mid 30s.



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